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Drink Rose Hip Tea For Antioxidants And Healthy Benefits

Rose Hip Tea

Immune System Booster And More



It is quite late in the year but I went out to gather some rose hips from wild roses that grow around our property. The wild roses are all over the place out here. But you can gather rose hips from any rose bushes to make rose hip tea. The wild ones are just much smaller than the ones in your front yard.


Rose hips are the little fruit that is left behind when rose petals fall off. Rose hips are generally red or orange in color and have a red or white flesh inside along with small seeds. You can eat rose petals and rose hips for their nutrients and flavor.


Rose hips are best just after a frost or a freeze but you can harvest them any time up until they turn black or ferment inside. The ones around here are just about finished due to the cold weather we have had already. But I managed to find enough for a nice cup of tea. You want to gather about a table spoon full of rose hips for a cup of tea.


Drink Rose Hip Tea
Harvesting Rose Hips For Tea


Rose hips contain a lot of vitamin C and E as well as antioxidants such as carotenoids and polyphenols. All of these boost your immune system and help fight chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease.


Some studies have shown that rose hips may help in losing weight.


Carotenoids, vitamins and lycopene can fight aging in the skin and help support skin health.


Rose hips may help reduce joint pain and inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as well as increased mobility.





How To Make Rose Hip Tea


Once you have gathered your rose hips, take them inside and wash them in running water to get off any dirt from nature. Next cut them into small pieces and remove the seeds. You can smash up the pulp to get the most out of your rose hip tea or cut them into little bits.


Bring some water to a boil. Put the chopped or smashed rose hips into a tea strainer and pour boiling water over them into your tea cup. Let it sit and steep for 10 minutes and enjoy the healthy benefits of rose hip tea.


Some people say there is a tomato like taste to the rose hips and I did notice that along with a pleasant lemony taste. It is a nice, refreshing and healthy drink.




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Note: I am not a doctor or nutritionist. This article is not meant to replace your doctor or medical professional. It is intended as a source of information only. Always seek medical advice before taking any herb or natural remedy. Always try a small dose and check for side effects before using any natural remedy or herb.

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